Jennifer Lawrence’s street style: sweatpants, Uggs & a chain-strap velvet purse

Jennifer Lawrence dressed down while out and about in New York

It’s really astonishing to see how thoroughly Jennifer Lawrence has been able to take it down several notches in recent years. She was so overexposed for years, partly because she was Hollywood’s “It Girl” and partly because she seemed happy to be omnipresent, in magazine interviews and paparazzi photos and on and on. She married Cooke Maroney in the fall of 2019, one of the last big celebrity weddings before the pandemic hit. Since then, she’s been mostly quiet, only chiming in about the 2020 election a few times. For several months – December ‘20 through February ‘21 – Jennifer was in Massachusetts filming Don’t Look Up with Leo DiCaprio, Timothee Chalamet and many others.

Jen has been back in New York since she wrapped on Don’t Look Up. There have been some paparazzi photos here and there, but they haven’t been full-on pap strolls. She was pap’d this week in New York, in what looks like some mundane errand. I doubt she would go to lunch in this ensemble – sweatpants, Uggs and a barn jacket. That looks like unwashed gym hair too! My guess is a tampon run.

Anyway, I saw these photos and I was like “cool, I haven’t seen her in a while.” Then my eye caught on her purse. WHAT IS THAT. The thing is, I would probably love the velvet purse if it was paired with a smart brown or gold ensemble. It would look chic and vintage-y. But with her sweatpants ensemble, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Also, I really hate chain straps. It’s such a weird purse choice for younger women.

Jennifer Lawrence dressed down while out and about in New York

Jennifer Lawrence dressed down while out and about in New York

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    It’s literally a carpetbag.

  2. Fuzzy Crocodile says:

    Eh. I’ve gone out with some weird purses because I used it for something, my stuff was in there and I was too lazy to move it over to my regular one and I was heading to the grocery store.

  3. lunchcoma says:

    This doesn’t really look like a pap walk to me? The sweatpants and uggs aren’t typical choices for that, and people who are posing don’t usually fiddle with their bags or phones. Either she’s doing some really good acting, or they just caught her doing her errands. If it’s the latter, I have no problem with her grabbing the bag that happens to have her wallet in it rather than trying to coordinate.

  4. Becks1 says:

    How dare she steal my patented running-to-the-bus stop look?!?!?!?!!? I feel so cool lol.

  5. Lola says:

    I have totally given up on any “look” for leaving the house. The other day I glanced down at what I was wearing to the supermarket and shook my head in dismay. Lol

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I was running out to the pharmacy and realized I was wearing my slippers, pajama bottoms, and a floral blouse that I grabbed off a chair. I had to change my shirt, for my own sanity.

  6. Lex says:

    I really love that purse. I enjoy chain purses and I’m around JLaw’s age. I just like the look of them.

    • Normades says:

      I too enjoy a chain purse. That purse could have been really cute with a different outfit.

      Honestly I’m having the biggest issue with the uggs. It’s almost May…why?????

  7. nicegirl says:

    I’m a purse lover, I enjoy many styles. Agree this would be amazing with a coordinated outfit. Also agree with fellow commenters who don’t have time or effort to switch purses on a quick run, it’s like I live there lol

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I am also a handbag lover and shoes too, unfortunately. At least expensive handbags can be saved for decades as opposed to shoes, stilettos to be exact. But I do love chain handbags but only as a double chain, which this one probably is. She looks like any of us running out to the pharmacy.

  8. Lily P says:

    I dread coming out of lockdown and not being able to wear this kind of thing on the reg. it’s been my vibe for too long now!

  9. Kimberly says:

    I’m here for the Carhartt…love me my Carhartt!!

  10. mlouise says:

    I love the freedom of wearing an over the top purse while dressed casually! I like people who are just being in the moment and not coordinating in a color match mindset- a little bit of let’s put this one on is what makes everything more attuned to one’s personal style. it’s the sweatpants the issue as they are not clean looking enough. wear anything I say as long as it all looks clean and tidy.

  11. Legalease says:

    Relatively new here. What is the difference between a “pap walk” and a regular paparazzi shot? I know that some celebs call the paparazzi, but I didn’t know that it was THAT common and that you could tell the difference between staged and not staged?? I was, for example, completely surprised that people were suggesting those pictures of Meghan were a set-up – I don’t understand what A-listers have to gain from this (they’re already massively famous), nor why anyone who has had their privacy disgustingly violated in the past (like J Law and Meghan) would be “down” with it.

    • Lex says:

      I think the paparazzi game has changed so much now that cell phones/social media have become so popular. Most celebrities have deals with paparazzi now, so they’re planned photos that they can approve/photoshop. Think Taylor Swift during her 1989 era. Celebrities do this when they want to push a certain narrative or just want their name in the headlines. There have been so many celebrities that have said, if you don’t want to be papped, you won’t be. It’s no longer the 90’s princess Diana type business anymore. Anyone can be a paparazzi now with a cell phone.

  12. Plums says:

    not gonna be critical when it’s clearly not a planned pap stroll.

    And I actually really like that bag and could see myself buying something very similar. Not big on a chain strap, but if it was a cloth strap and had outside pockets, I probably would buy a bag like that, lol.

    This actually endears her to me in a “Stars, they’re just like us!” way. Who among us, we of the limited number of purses because we do not have all the money in the world, has not just grabbed the clashing bag that has all our stuff in it to go out for a quick errand in hastily pulled back bed hair and sweats?

  13. Midge says:

    Awww, she looks like a real NYer! The worst is when I see pap strolls with the Hadid sisters or Kendall Jenner, or even Irina Sheyk who actually does live in NYC, and the outfits look so out of place and are never weather appropriate.

  14. TigerMcQueen says:

    I dress like that most days lol, except for the Uggs. I just don’t like them.

    Love the purse, though.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Omg I love that purse. I have a thing for carpetbaggy and rug type purses. A carpetbag doctor’s tote? Omg. I used to own a couple of Elephant Walk bags which I terribly miss. Above all else, I truly appreciate Jennifer’s ability and follow-through with removing herself from daily headlines.

  16. lucy2 says:

    Don’t love the purse, but I do like that she’s just out there quietly living her life and running errands like the rest of us. I find the “oh no, you caught me running errands in my head to toe designer outfit, $100K purse, and full hair and makeup!” thing so annoying.

  17. Dierski says:

    The purse doesn’t offend me as much as the sweatpants & boots.
    At home, yes. In public… just no.